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Spiro-Ergometry Abroad

A list of leading international hospitals performing Spiro-Ergometry to foreign patients.

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Muhsin Türkmen

Cardiology Specialist

Prof. Dr. Volkan Tuzcu

Pediatric Cardiology Specialist

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

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Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.

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72 US$

Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

A modern, technologically advanced medical center, designed to handle complex procedures in a variety of medical specialties, with over 100 physicians. The staff can speak English and Spanish, and can asist with transporation and accommodations.

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About Spiro-Ergometry

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What is Spiroergometry?

This is a medical test that combines spirometry and ergometry. Spiroergometry just as in spirometry, measures the lung volumes and the ventilation size. However, physical stress is added to the examination usually by riding an ergometer such as a stationary bicycle.


What instruments are used in a spiroergometry?
    Two instruments are used during a spiroergometry; a spirometer and an ergometer.
  • A spirometer is used in spirometry. This is a test which measures how much air you can exhale in one forced breath and aids in diagnosing and monitoring lung conditions.
  • An ergometer is use in ergometry. This is the study of physical activity that involves testing using equipment such as treadmills, rowing machines or stationary bicycles.

Why spiroergometry is carried out?
  • Spiroergometry is commonly used to diagnose cardiovascular and lung conditions or diseases. It can also be used by athletes in sports medicine for performance diagnostics. If your present symptoms a heart or lung disease or your doctor suspects the same he may recommend a spiroergometry.
  • A spiroergometry is carried out when disorders or symptoms such as shortness of breath or sharp chest pain are absent at rest and they can only be seen during physical stress. During a spiroergometry changes in heart function and cardio respiratory fitness are observed, examined and assessed.

Sign and symptoms that require a spiroergometry
  • High blood pressure
  • Coronary heart disease (CHD)
  • Heart failure
  • Bradycardia
  • Chronotropic incompetence
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • After heart surgery

How is the procedure performed?
  • The procedure may be performed by a nurse or doctor at your GP surgery or it may be carried out during a short visit to a hospital or clinic
  • During this procedure, you will be subjected to physical stress similar as for stress-EKG. This is usually done on an ergometer such as a treadmill or stationary bicycle.
  • You will be wearing a face mask that is connected to a measuring device by a tube. This will measure and graphically display the ventilation size and lung volume.
  • The doctor will attach several electrodes to your skin on the back and chest area and a blood pressure cuff will be applied to your upper left arm. This is done so as to be able to record an ECG while at rest and also during exercise.
  • The resistance of the ergometer is increased at regular interval until the exercise limit is achieved. However, the exercise is topped if the determined limit of heart rate or blood pressure is exceeded or if breathing difficulties occur.
  • If any difficulties occur or the exercise limit is attained, you should keep on with the exercise without effort for several more minutes. This helps to detect complaints which occur a short time after physical stress.
  • This will help the doctor in diagnosing you and in telling whether there are restrictive ventilation disorders (lung volume is reduced) or obstructive ventilation disorders (there is constriction or displacement in the respiratory tract).
  • During the procedure, the heart rate, cardiac rhythm and blood pressure are recorded and an ECG is produced.

How long does a spiroergometry last?
  • A spiroergometry takes approximately one hour.

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